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Money Saving Tips For The P15K P17K Income Bracket

Step 1: Keep a list of financial goals

It's hard to save money when you don't even have enough money to begin with. There seems to be no point doing so when you're already broke AF, right?Well, you're not alone in this dilemma. For most young professionals who are living from paycheck ...

by Khatrina Bonagua for  | July 13, 2017 08:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 ways to protect your family from financial confusion when you die

Nothing wrong with being prepared for the inevitable

Question: I have heard sad stories about family conflicts arising from distribution of inheritance when one of the close relatives unexpectedly died. How do you prepare for this to avoid estate problems in the future? – Tyler via emailAnswer: Benjamin Franklin once said ...

by Henry Ong  | October 25, 2016 08:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 most common ways of misappropriating cash (and how to prevent them)

Be aware of possible fraud that can happen in your company

 Question: I have a business which is in partnership with my best friend. I handle all the sales while my friend handles the finance part. The business has been doing well but I don’t understand why it is always short of cash ...

by Henry Ong  | August 16, 2016 05:00:00
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Financial Adviser: Know what type of loan to get to save your business

Borrow from a bank? Swipe your credit card? It all depends on when you can pay.

Question: I just opened a coffee shop in Ortigas last year. Business has been so slow, I don’t have enough cash to cover my expenses in the next two months. Is it wise to use my credit card to cover my expenses ...

by Henry Ong  | July 19, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: Is my business in financial trouble?

What's the number one tell-tale sign? Rising debt-to-asset ratio.

Q: My business has not been doing well lately. Though I am hopeful that it will recover soon, I am anxious that I have to do something now to avoid any financial problems later. How do I know if my business is heading ...

by Henry Ong  | April 05, 2016 09:00:00
News and Events

What's money got to do with love? A lot!

Finance, investment experts walk us through the costs behind finding love, settling down, and growing old together.

LOOKING FOR LOVE. Courtship can break your heart, and your pocket, said financial literacy advocate and Rock to Riches founder Burn Gutierrez. Photo from ThinktockManila, Philippines – Do you ever stop and think about how much love is really worth?From courtship to ...

by Toni Antiporda  | February 10, 2016 07:00:00
News and Events

6 financial smarts in the Year of the Monkey

Live up to the monkey's attributes to increase your chances of a prosperous 2016.

Managing your money like a monkey might seem like an unusual strategy.However, according to HSBC Philippines CEO Wick Veloso, Chinese astrology shows us that this actually makes a lot of sense. Tradition holds that the monkey is both highly intelligent and curious ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 06, 2016 04:00:00
Startup Tips

6 stress-relieving financial tips for entrepreneurs

Business owners are advised to put 30% of their gross income toward taxes, 20% savings, and 50% toward life.

I started my first business in 2009 during the heart of the recession (in the US) after suffering three consecutive layoffs. But I quickly ran out of cash and had to seek a loan from a family member (which fortunately worked out, in that I ...

by Darrah Brustein  | January 28, 2016 07:00:00